One in SEVEN women suffer postpartum depression after giving birth

The ‘silent pandemic’ of postpartum depression: One in SEVEN women suffer from extreme blues after giving birth due to condition liked to extreme hormone changes, genetics and sleep deprivation Between 7 and 20 percent of new mothers suffer postpartum depression Experts are not sure why it occurs but it’s linked to genetics, pregnancy issues  Midwife Lindsay Clancy is alleged to […]

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Nerve stimulation therapy for spinal cord injuries shows promise in animal studies

A nerve stimulation therapy developed at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is showing promise in animal studies and may eventually allow people with spinal cord injuries to regain function of their arms. "The stimulation technique targets the nervous system connections spared by injury," says Jason Carmel, MD, PhD, a neurologist at Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian who is […]

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Chemotherapy in the afternoon proved to be effective for female lymphoma patients

Chemotherapy is a commonly used regimen for cancer treatment, but it is also a double-edged sword. While the drugs are highly effective at killing cancer cells, they are also notorious for killing healthy cells in the body. As such, minimizing the drug's damage to the patient's body is necessary for improving the prognosis of chemotherapy. Recently, "chrono-chemotherapy" have been gaining […]

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California Law Aiming to Curb COVID Misinformation Blocked by Judge

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge has blocked a California law that sought to penalize doctors who spread “misinformation or disinformation” about COVID-19 while he considers a pair lawsuits challenging it on free speech grounds. Senior U.S. District Judge William Shubb in Sacramento ruled on Wednesday that Assembly Bill 2098, which was signed last October by California Governor Gavin Newsom, a […]

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Algorithms to assess stroke risk are markedly worse for Black Americans

Current medical standards for accessing stroke risk perform worse for Black Americans than they do for white Americans, potentially creating a self-perpetuating driver of health inequities. A study, led by Duke Health researchers and appearing online Jan. 24 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), evaluated various existing algorithms and two methods of artificial intelligence assessment that are […]

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New Cancer Data Spark Outcry From Patient Advocates

Newly released figures showing a rise in the number of men with advanced prostate cancer have laid bare long-simmering resentment among patient advocates who feel the nation’s leading cancer group has largely ignored their concerns for years. The American Cancer Society this month revealed what it called “alarming” news about prostate cancer: After two decades of decline, the number of […]

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CDC Still Looking at Potential Stroke Risk From Pfizer Bivalent COVID Shot

(Reuters) – New data from one U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database shows a possible stroke risk link for older adults who received an updated Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot, but the signal is weaker than what the agency had flagged earlier in January, health officials said on Thursday. U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said they had […]

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Marital status may determine the risk of dementia says study

What is dementia? We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The causes of dementia remain largely unknown, but studies have consistently found a higher incidence of the […]

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